The BIS's press office, located in Basel, is staffed Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1800 Central European Time. Outside of these times, please send an e-mail or leave a message at the telephone number below. Press officers are Margaret Critchlow, Victoria Morgan and Bettina Eberhard. Lisa Weekes heads the press office.

E-mail: press@bis.org
Telephone: (+41 61) 280 8188
Fax: (+41 61) 280 9100 or (+41 61) 280 8100

Information under embargo
The BIS releases most of its regular publications under embargo to the media. Details of how to access these publications prior to public release are sent via press alert. Recipients of BIS press releases are automatically notified of information released under embargo.

For any interview request, please send an e-mail with following information:

  • Name of the person you wish to interview
  • The proposed dates
  • The proposed place
  • The main questions you would like to ask

Press releases
To receive the BIS's press releases by e-mail as they are issued, please contact us
Press releases from 1996 onwards are available on this website.

Speeches by senior BIS officials from 1998 onwards are available on this website.
Also available are selected central bank articles and speeches from 1997 onwards (known as the "BIS Review").

Photo gallery
Photographs of senior BIS officials, the Chairman of the BIS and the Bank's buildings are available online.

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